Two arrests made in 'jugging' case

By Joel Eisenbaum - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - On Wednesday night at 10pm, Local 2 Investigates introduced you to a new crime trend called "jugging." Police say career criminals are targeting people at banks, following them and waiting for the right time to strike.

We're hearing from a man who says he was jugged after leaving his bank.

He's a man of steel; brawny Tony Williams recycles metal for a living, but a couple of recent crimes have really tested his mettle.

"Each time they hit me they got me in excess of $1,000; totally got my $3,300," said Williams.

Twice, Williams has been followed from a northeast side bank, had his car broken into and his hard earned money stolen.

"They just follow you and if they get you they get you if they don't get you they go back to the bank until they're successful," Williams said.

"This problem is city wide. These guys go all over the city; it's all over," said Sgt. Arturo Bazan with the Houston Police Department.

It's called jugging. You pick a target exiting a bank or ATM, follow them anywhere, then find just the right moment to either rob them or break into their car to get the cash.

"I don't do that stuff, man, I get money my way," suspect Kanavious Dorsey told us.

Police say 22-year-old Dorsey and 24-year-old Prince Woods jug for a living. HPD's Northeast Side Tactical Unit tracked them down Wednesday, and Williams immediately recognized the car they were driving -- the same one he thinks followed him.

"They're opportunists. They'll get you if you're not paying attention to your surroundings," said Williams.

Dorsey and Woods are in jail, charged with felony theft.

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